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Mick McCarthy was appointed the manager of the Republic of Ireland for a second time in his career back in November 2018, replacing Martin O’Neill and Roy Keane, whose five-year reign came to an end. His task was simple: get Ireland qualified for Euro 2020 before handing over the mantle to current U21 manager, Stephen […] Read the rest of this entry »
The Republic of Ireland squad for their crucial upcoming qualifiers vs Georgia and Switzerland was announced earlier today. One of the big talking points ahead of the squad announcement was Ireland’s defence. Ireland’s centre-back pairing of Shane Duffy and Richard Keogh will both miss the upcoming qualifiers.    Another problem-position in the Irish defence ahead […] Read the rest of this entry »
Republic of Ireland manager Mick McCarthy has made a total of 10 changes to the team that drew 1-1 with Switzerland last Thursday for tonight’s friendly international with Bulgaria at the Aviva Stadium. John Egan will captain the senior side in tonight’s clash with a country Ireland has not beaten since 1987. Sheffield United centre-half […] Read the rest of this entry »
The qualification process for Euro 2020 has a few differences to the qualification process for previous European Championships. UEFA’s new qualification process has left many fans scratching their heads when trying to wrap their heads around it. If, at some point over Ireland’s EURO 2020 qualification campaign, you have frustrated yourself with the confusion, while […] Read the rest of this entry »
Mick McCarthy’s Republic of Ireland side maintained their unbeaten record in the UEFA European Championship 2020 qualifying campaign when they hosted Switzerland at the Aviva Stadium tonight in what was seen as a crucial test for the home side. Sitting atop their UEFA European Champions 2020 Group prior to kick-off, the Irish side came into […] Read the rest of this entry »
Having a selection headache as Ireland manager normally means suspensions and injuries, however for Mick McCarthy – given the current crop of players coming through, he could well be spoilt for choice.  The game against Switzerland is crucial. Should Ireland win, a spot at Euro 2020 would be theirs to lose, having started the group […] Read the rest of this entry »
Ireland meet Wales in their first UEFA Nations League match in Cardiff tomorrow evening at 7:45pm. But what exactly is the Nations League I hear you ask?  UEFA have decided to fill the void between World Cup and European Championship tournaments and their associated qualification tournaments with another mini-league called the UEFA nations league.  This […] Read the rest of this entry »